2nd Summer Meeting Basildon July 2019 – Results

Our 2nd Summer Meeting took place at Basildon Golf Club in mid July. After rain and difficult conditions at the 2 previous meetings this year the ladies were treated to a warm and sunny day for their afternoon round. The course was in good condition and the greens were superb. Some of the ladies found the tree lined fairways a little troublesome, but others excelled and returned great scores. A total of 70 ladies from 29 different clubs across Essex played in the 4BBB competition off full handicap.  Many of the prizes were decided on count back. 13 pairs scored 40 or more points and 3 pairs scored 43 points. As Dot Greaves, President of the Society was unable to attend, Vice President Jo Davies and Carol Bell Secretary presented the prizes. In 3rd place with 44 points ocb were Helen Williams (Burnham) & Viggi Thompson (Forrester Park). In 2nd place also on 44 points were Pam Stevens (Gosfield Lake) & Mary Ellen Lewis (Burnham). The overall winners of the competition and the Joyce Layland Trophy were Sue Brittan (Chelmsford) and Gill Stallard (Brentwood). Thank you to Basildon for hosting the event and all the staff on the day.

3rd place

2nd place



The ladies also had a welcome spectator on the day Basildon’s friendly fox.

Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster




Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy 2019 – Semi Finals

The Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy competition, which started in April, has now reached the semi final stage.  Well done to everyone who played in the competition this year and congratulations to our semi finalists.

The semi finals will take place on Monday 5 August at Orsett Golf Club from 10.00 am. The semi final matches are:

Sue Knowles (Thorpe Hall) v  Julia Brett (West Essex)

Sharon Warrington (Three Rivers) v Pat Flynn (The Rayleigh Club)

Supporters are very welcome to attend. Full details of the competition can be found on the Ida Bunting page.

Pennie Lipscomb (Ida Bunting Organiser)

Friendly Match with Cambs & Hunts Lady Captains

Our penultimate friendly match of the 2019 season was held at Gog-ma-Gog Golf Club on 9th July 2019 hosted by the Cambs & Hunts Lady Captains.  Gog-ma-Gog has 2 outstanding 18-holes courses, The Old Course and The Wendlebury.  We played The Old Course, which is an undulating course with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.  There are no water hazards on the course but there are an abundance of bunkers and very tricky greens.    

We played a joint team event with the best betterball score to count for each pair with the score added together on each hole.  Winners on the day were Nikki McKemmie Watson (Crondon Park) & Anne Hemmings (Stoke by Nayland) alongside their Cambs & Hunts partners.  In second place were Lynda Dunbar (The Essex) & Paula Higgins (Benton Hall) plus partners.

The meal was excellent and thanks were given to the Catering Staff.  Thanks were also paid to the Green Staff for the condition of the course. Thank you to everyone for playing, with special thanks to the reserves who stepped in to complete the team.  The day was a great success.

Gill Larcombe Friendly Match Organiser

2nd Summer Meeting Basildon 15 July 2019

Will all those playing in the Society of Essex Lady Captains 2nd Summer Meeting at Basildon Golf Club on Monday 15th July please register by no later than 11.10.  If you are held up on the day please send a text message to Carol Bell (mobile 07784 244172) or leave a voice message, giving your estimated time of arrival.  Bacon rolls and coffee will be available from around 10.30.   First tee time is 12 noon.  A list of those playing can be downloaded below, can members please ensure that others at your club are aware of the details.  If you need to cancel your place please contact Jane Collier preferably via email janecollier03@btinternet.com or alternatively telephone Jane on 01621 893644, in either case please ensure you receive confirmation of your cancelation.

The evening meal is Lasagne, salad & garlic bread and the dessert is Strawberry & Prosecco truffle cheesecake. If you have any special dietary requirements you must contact the club direct (01268 533532) by no later than Thursday 11th to ensure you are properly catered for. Please note on this occasion there is no requirement to change for the meal. Buggies are available to hire at £22 by contacting the Club (01268 533532). If you intend to book a buggy please contact Dot Greaves mob 07941 840965 and we will try to put you in a group with another lady who wants a buggy – but no guarantees!

We look forward to seeing you all at Basildon on the day.

2nd Summer Meeting Basildon 15 July – Players

Carol Bell (Hon Sec and Webmaster)

Friendly Match with Herts Lady Captains

Our third friendly match of the 2019 season was held at Letchworth Golf Club on 27th May 2019 hosted by the Herts Lady Captains.

Letchworth is a beautiful undulating parkland course with excellent and challenging greens.  With the recent rainfall, the rough was extremely punishing.  

We played a joint team event with the best 2 scores to count from 4, with all 4 scores to count on the 9th and 18th.   This friendly format was really enjoyed by everyone and made for a lovely social event.

The meal and service provided at Letchworth was superb.  Many thanks were paid to the Chef and his Serving Staff who looked after us very well.

I’d like to thank everyone for playing, the day was a great success and we look forward to playing this very friendly group of ladies again in 2020.

Gill Larcombe

Friendly Match Organiser

1st Summer Meeting June 2019 – Results

Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy 2019 – Round 4

The Fourth Round Draw of the Ida Bunting 2019 competition is now available on the Ida Bunting page.  Rules of the competition and the Roll of Honour are also available on the Ida Bunting page.

Carol Bell (Hon Secretary & Webmaster)